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Joint winners in the MiTek LSFB category at the 2017 Steel Awards were the GLA School Hall in Jeffrey’s Bay and Summit Place in Pretoria.

2017 STEEL AWARDS LSFB WINNERS

Over the years the prestigious Steel Awards, hosted annually by the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (Saisc), has been an excellent barometer of the growth of the Light Steel Frame Building (LSFB) in Southern Africa. This year was no different. Nineteen projects were entered into the LSFB category by seven leading Southern African Light […]

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ADVANTAGES OF LIGHT STEEL FRAME HOUSES IN KNYSNA

The Southern African Light Steel Frame Building Association (SASFA) held a well- attended workshop in Knysna to present light steel frame building (LSFB) as a possible solution for the replacement of houses destroyed during the recent spate of fires. The event was sponsored by ArcelorMittal, Marley Building Systems and Saint-Gobain. (more…)

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The first notable LSFB project in Mbabane, Swaziland, is an out-patient clinic for the Ministry of Health, built by Razorbill Properties under instruction from the principal agent (PA) Ramashka Architects Swaziland.

LIGHT STEEL FRAME SOLUTION FOR SWAZILAND CLINIC

In the SADC region, Light Steel Frame Building (LSFB) is increasingly becoming the preferred building method for those interested in energy-efficient buildings that can be built fast and with minimum waste – and Swaziland is no exception.   The first notable LSFB project in Mbabane, Swaziland, is an out-patient clinic for the Ministry of Health, […]

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A LIGHT STEEL FRAME SHOWPIECE

At 1.90m (6ft 3”), and 103kg Springbok Rugby player Dewald Potgieter is more than adept around the rugby fields of the world. But Potgieter is equally as adept at understanding what he wants from a home and, as his new house demonstrates, he has a remarkable sensitivity and understanding of design and construction. (more…)

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GREEN LIGHT FOR LSFB IN GOVERNMENT STRUCTURES

At the Southern African Light Steel Frame Building Association’s (SASFA) recent industry feedback meeting, CSIR Principal Researcher, Building Science and Technology Dept., Llewellyn van Wyk, said that, in principle, Innovative Building Technologies (IBT), including Light Steel Frame Building (LSFB), have been accepted by government for use in the construction of government-owned structures. According to CSIR’s […]

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Interbuild Africa announces new partnerships for 2014

Interbuild Africa 2014 will be supported by some of the leading industry associations in South Africa when it opens its doors in August this year. “Interbuild Africa 2014 is pleased to announce that it has solidified partnerships with a number of respected industry bodies, including the National Homebuilders Registration Council the South African Bureau of […]

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LIGHT STEEL FRAME BUILDING IDEAL FOR PENTHOUSE PROJECTS

The light steel frame building (LSFB) method, which has proven itself across the building spectrum, is also ideal for add-on loft units. This is the opinion of John Barnard, director of the Southern African Light Steel Frame Association (SASFA). “The Silverline Construction group, well-known for its high profile LSF projects such as McDonalds restaurants has […]

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Survey Reveals Dramatic Rise in Use of Light Steel Frame Building Method

An industry survey by the Southern African Light Steel Frame Building Association (SASFA) has revealed a dramatic increase in the use of the light steel frame building (LSFB) method in South Africa.   SASFA director John Barnard says that, in the main, the survey showed that the mass of steel used in South Africa to profile […]

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Light steel frame case study

Saint-Gobain’s case study demonstrating Light steel frame construction benefits Stand 47, is a contemporary, state-of -the-art, modern and architecturally engaging home that demonstrates the concepts of adaptability, innovation and efficiency using Saint-Gobain products. The home is being built as a “case study” using state of the art building materials with the main structure constructed using a […]

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Yet another Big Firm sees Value of Light Steel Frame Building

Delta Motors has added its name to the growing list of companies that supports the light steel frame building (LSFB) method. This time it’s the C.A.T. Motors, the Delta Cradock branch, a General Motors dealership in Cradock, which has built a state of the art 1800m² facility in less than 6 months, which is approximately […]

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